10 August 2008

Medal of Honor: A. Mack


Captain of the Top, US Navy; USS Brooklyn

Born: 17 May 1834, Holland
Died: 25 September 1907

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Although wounded and sent below for treatment, Mack immediately returned to his post and took charge of his gun and, as heavy enemy return fire continued to fall, performed his duties with skill and courage until he was again wounded and totally disabled.

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